Tour duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
Day 1: HANOI – NINH BINH (HOA LU) (L)
After breakfast, drive to Hoa Lu (2 hour drive), the ancient royal capital of Vietnam. On the way, visit temples dedicated to the Dinh and Le dynasty kings. Continue your trip to Tam Coc and take a bicycle ride along picturesque roads amidst beautiful green paddy fields. End the bicycle tour at a local restaurant and stop for lunch.
In the afternoon, board a small sampan for a spectacular 2-hour trip through caves, waterways and beautiful rural landscape consisting of limestone cliffs and rice paddies.
Overnight in Ninh Binh.
Day 2: NINH BINH – NAM DINH – HALONG (B – L – D)
After breakfast, depart for the stunning Halong Bay located in the Gulf of Tonkin. On the way, stop for a sigh seeing tour in Hai Phong city including a visit to a local architecture such as Pho Minh pagoda, Tran temple
Arrive at Halong City, check in and board a junk. Lunch will be served while cruising towards the bay.
In the afternoon, enjoy some visits and activities or just spend some time relaxing on board (Possibility to swim in the bay if weather permits). Dinner is served on board.
Overnight on Halong Bay.
Note: Visits or activities will be slightly different depending on each junk’s itinerary. Your tour guide will be replaced by a local guide on board during your cruise.
Day 3: HALONG – HANOI (B – Brunch)
After breakfast, the cruise continues navigating past limestone karsts, many of which form highly photogenic shapes. The cruise ends around 11 am. Drive back to Hanoi. On the way, visit Tho Ha or Phu Lang village (*) where you can enjoy a walk and visit a variety of small ceramic workshops.
Note: Breakfast, lunch or brunch will be served on board depend each junk‘s service.
(*) Applied for programs from Ha Long Bay, Tuan Chau habor – it is not applicable for programs from Lan Ha Bay.
End of our services
Our prices include:
Accommodation at selected hotels.
Transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle.
English speaking guides for tours.
Entry fees for sightseeing.
Private cabin on sharing Junk in Halong bay
Private boat for trips in Hoa Lu
Meals as mentioned: (B) for breakfast, (L) for lunch, (D) for dinner.
Our prices do not include:
Visa for Vietnam.
International flights and airport taxes.
Drinks, tips, personal expenses and all services not note specifically mentioned in the program.
Hotel room will be available from 13h00 only.
We reserve the right to adjust prices at any time in the event of an increase in fuel surcharges.
Visa to Vietnam is available upon arrival at the airport with prior arrangement for authorisation letter.
In general most venues are closed throughout the period of the Lunar New Year in Vietnam.